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EWCTC helps out at Fred Rogers day

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center Administrative Director Todd Weimer explained how the school participated in the June unveiling of a Fred Rogers statue in Latrobe.  More...

Two local dams to get much-needed repairs

Two area dams deemed unsafe and hazardous will get long-anticipated repairs next year, now that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has released $25.7 million in state funding.  More...

State’s fiscal situation sees good, bad news

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Weather service says storms spawn tornado in Donora

A day after strong storms and high winds slammed the region, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Wednesday that a tornado briefly touched down in Washington County.  According to the NWS, the tornado hit Donora at about 2:40 p.m. More...

General News

Mother of missing Pennsylvania twins says they’re in Georgia

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother charged with concealing information about her twins says they’re living with a family friend.  Child welfare workers say they haven’t been able to locate the children for 10 years, but 47 More...

Bowdoin sues over home with ties to Harriet Beecher Stowe

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Bowdoin College is suing a Florida woman to block her from selling a home on the school’s campus where Harriet Beecher Stowe allegedly wrote portions of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”  The Portland Pre More...

Woman conned by dating site scam guilty of money-laundering

LONDON (AP) — A British woman who sent her life savings to a con man she met on an online dating site has been convicted of money-laundering for unwittingly passing money to him from other victims.  More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

I was working at my desk recently, my window open, when I heard the neighbor youth yell to his sister while swimming in the family pool, “Did you hear me? Did you hear me?”  Where do you think he learned that line of questioning? More...

Political Cartoon

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Users’ quest for extremes attracts more potent drugs

It’s human nature to take things to the extreme.  German shepherds and Dobermans used to be the standard for tough dog breeds, but no more. Pit bulls and cane corsos are the ultimate bad dogs.  Tabasco? Jalapeqo? Nope. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe’s Bobik earns rank of Eagle Scout

Tommy Bobik displays a certificate that was presented by Unity Township Legion Post 982 representative James Foster after Bobik recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

Church news

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Coffee’s next wave: Cuppings and $200 grinders

NEWYORK (AP) — Get ready for the next wave of coffee culture. Consumers are learning more about coffee — how it’s grown, roasted and prepared. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Items disappear from Latrobe residence overnight  Latrobe police report at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

UTMA gets first look at 2017 budget draft, with no rate increase

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday got its first glimpse of a draft of the 2017 budget, which does not include a rate increase for customers, according to UTMA Operations Manager Douglas Pike. More...

DBMA considering changing billing process for trailer parks

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) is considering changes to how it handles billing for trailer parks. More...

Gift card scam suspect arraigned, jailed

A New York City man who police say used counterfeit credit cards to purchase gift cards at Giant Eagle in Hempfield Township is in jail after he was arrested trying to use one of the fake cards in Ligonier. More...

Derry man pleads guilty of assaulting wife, friend

A Derry man pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife and friend after a night of drinking in Pittsburgh as part of a plea bargain that included the dismissal of attempted homicide charges on Wednesday. More...

Police seeking information on Slickville cold case

State police at Kiski Valley are asking for the public’s help to solve a 39-year-old homicide case in Salem Township.  On Nov. 19, 1977, skeletal remains were discovered in a wooded area along Route 819 in Slickville. More...

LigonierTwp. man arrested for assault, resisting arrest

A Ligonier Township man has been arrested and jailed for aggravated assault, resisting arrest and related charges after an incident at his Darlington Road home on Tuesday.  More...

Local & State News

Restaurant removing billboards referencing wall

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana restaurant chain is removing billboards referencing a proposed border wall between the U.S. More...

New Pa. AG was prosecutor who didn’t charge Cosby

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Toomey, in fight for political life, abandons trade deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a fight for his political life, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is abandoning a major international trade deal that has emerged as a divisive campaign issue.  More...

World News

California wildfire brings destruction and uncertainty

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - A ferocious wildfire had swallowed up many homes as it spread across 40 square miles of mountain and desert east of Los Angeles. More...

Diplomat’s defection poses major PR problem for Pyongyang

TOKYO (AP) - The defection of a North Korean senior diplomat in London poses a major problem for Pyongyang on a number of fronts — not least of which is how to publicly respond.  As of Thursday, Pyongyang hadn’t made a public stateme More...

Louisiana flooding victims now struggling with where to live

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Keisha Taylor, a 37-year-old mother of four, has spent three nights in two different shelters since her family fled the flooding at their Baton Rouge apartment complex. More...

Sports

Tomlin’s comfort at St. Vincent College highlights relationship between Steelers, school

Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin said he could keep his team at St. Vincent College throughout the entire football season.  More...

Steelers LB Jarvis Jones ready to put previous struggles in past

Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker Jarvis Jones is tired of fielding questions about his productivity.  Jones has underperformed since the Steelers made him the No. 17 overall pick in 2013. More...

Penguins re-sign Cullen to one-year, $1 million deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins resigned forward Matt Cullen to a one-year, $1 million contract Wednesday for his 20th NHL season.  The 39-year-old Cullen helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup last season.  More...

Entertainment

How do the blind watch the Olympics? NBC helps them hear it

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two people in a recording booth deep inside a Connecticut office park are helping millions of blind Americans feel part of the Olympics like never before. More...

Study: Hiring of women, minority TV directors lags

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hiring of minorities and women for stepping-stone TV directing jobs is lagging, according to a Directors Guild of America study.  The study released Wednesday focuses on “first break” jobs the guild called cr More...

‘Brady Bunch’s’Jan sells home bought for $55K for $3.9M

MALIBU, Calif. More...

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